Jimmie Johnson extends Dover domination in GWC win

CGXL5xuW8AEpBaLAfter a green-white-checkered (flags) dash to the finish in Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks, it was Jimmie Johnson finishing ahead of Kevin Harvick (by 0.435 seconds) to win at Dover International Speedway.

This was Johnson’s fourth series win and ninth top-10 finish of the 2015 season, his 74th series career win and his 10th series win at “the Monster Mile.”

Following Johnson and Harvick to the drop of the checkered flag were Kyle Larson finishing third, Kasey Kahne fourth and Aric Almirola finished fifth.

Martin Truex Jr., who led the most laps – 131 out of 405, finished in sixth-place, while Jamie McMurray finished seventh, Paul Menard eighth, Clint Bowyer ninth and Jeff Gordon rounded out the top-10 finishing positions.

With his second-place finish, Kevin Harvick leaves Dover with a 44-point lead over Martin Truex Jr.

RACE NOTES:
Average Speed: 119.547 MPH
Time of Race: 3 Hrs, 23 Mins, 16 Secs.
Margin of Victory: 0.435 Seconds
Lead Changes: 15 among 9 drivers
Cautions: 7 for 40 laps

Next Up: The Axalta “We Paint Winners” 400 at Pocono Raceway on Sunday, June 7th, with an approximate starting time of 1:20 p.m. (ET), and television coverage provided by FOX Sports 1.

FedEx 400 Race Results
Pos. Car # Driver Laps Status Laps Led Points Bonus Points
1 48 Jimmie Johnson 405 Running 23 47 4
2 4 Kevin Harvick 405 Running 91 43 1
3 42 Kyle Larson 405 Running 0 41 0
4 5 Kasey Kahne 405 Running 0 40 0
5 43 Aric Almirola 405 Running 0 39 0
6 78 Martin Truex Jr. 405 Running 131 40 2
7 1 Jamie McMurray 405 Running 0 37 0
8 27 Paul Menard 405 Running 0 36 0
9 15 Clint Bowyer 405 Running 1 36 1
10 24 Jeff Gordon 405 Running 0 34 0
11 22 Joey Logano 405 Running 0 33 0
12 2 Brad Keselowski 404 Running 28 33 1
13 55 David Ragan 404 Running 0 31 0
14 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 403 Running 3 31 1
15 10 Danica Patrick 403 Running 0 29 0
16 14 Tony Stewart 403 Running 0 28 0
17 16 Greg Biffle 403 Running 0 27 0
18 31 Ryan Newman 402 Running 0 26 0
19 19 Carl Edwards 402 Running 3 26 1
20 7 Alex Bowman 402 Running 0 24 0
21 11 Denny Hamlin 402 Running 118 24 1
22 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 400 Running 0 22 0
23 40 Landon Cassill (i) 400 Running 0 0 0
24 47 AJ Allmendinger 400 Running 0 20 0
25 38 David Gilliland 399 Running 0 19 0
26 35 Cole Whitt 399 Running 0 18 0
27 13 Casey Mears 399 Running 0 17 0
28 34 Brett Moffitt # 398 Running 0 16 0
29 23 J.J. Yeley (i) 397 Running 0 0 0
30 26 Jeb Burton # 396 Running 0 14 0
31 41 Kurt Busch 396 Running 0 13 0
32 83 Matt Dibenedetto # 395 Running 0 12 0
33 3 Austin Dillon 395 Running 0 11 0
34 62 Brendan Gaughan (i) 392 Running 0 0 0
35 32 Mike Bliss (i) 391 Running 0 0 0
36 18 Kyle Busch 374 Accident 7 9 1
37 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 373 Running 0 7 0
38 33 Brian Scott (i) 372 Accident 0 0 0
39 20 Matt Kenseth 346 Suspension 0 5 0
40 98 Josh Wise 346 Electrical 0 4 0
41 46 Michael Annett 317 Running 0 3 0
42 51 Justin Allgaier 310 Running 0 2 0
43 6 Trevor Bayne 221 Running 0 1 0

# – Rookie
(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Kasey Kahne wins Truck pole, could it be start of a weekend sweep?

18249_10152720135700947_6421009874027358746_nKasey Kahne, with a qualifying lap speed of 181.342 MPH, captured the NASCAR Camping Word Truck Series (NCWTS) pole for tonight’s North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway (CMS).

This was Kahne’s first series pole of the 2015 season, his series career pole and his first series pole at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Starting on the outside pole to start second with a qualifying lap speed of 181.008 MPH, will be series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidate, Erik Jones; followed by Matt Tifft (180.511 MPH) starting third, Brad Keselowski (180.499) fourth and ROTY candidate Daniel Hemric (180.270) starts fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 starting positions will be Scott Lagasse Jr. (180.192 MPH) starting sixth, Tyler Reddick (179.253) seventh, ROTY candidate Ray Black Jr. (178.589) eighth, Matt Crafton (177.760) ninth and Ben Kennedy (176.927) claiming the 10th starting spot. Failing to make the 32-truck starting lineup were Todd Peck, Brandon Brown and Ryan Ellis.

The 13th annual North Carolina Education Lottery 200 is scheduled to get underway tonight at approximately 8:50 p.m. (ET), with television coverage provided by FOX Sports 1.

North Carolina Education Lottery 200 Qualifying Results
Pos. Car # Driver Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Gap # Laps
1 51 Matt Tifft 30.140 29.960 29.778 Leader 3
2 19 Tyler Reddick 29.881 29.963 29.833 -0.055 6
3 4 Erik Jones # 29.973 30.047 29.915 -0.082 3
4 29 Brad Keselowski (i) 30.321 30.100 29.917 -0.002 4
5 14 Daniel Hemric # 30.421 30.169 29.955 -0.038 4
6 05 John Wes Townley 30.171 30.245 29.968 -0.013 4
7 31 Scott Lagasse Jr. 30.493 30.317 30.125 -0.157 3
8 88 Matt Crafton 30.096 30.355 30.237 -0.112 4
9 07 Ray Black Jr. # 30.516 30.375 30.378 -0.141 3
10 11 Ben Kennedy 30.306 30.405 30.521 -0.143 4
11 08 Korbin Forrester # 30.936 31.344 30.525 -0.004 5
12 00 Kasey Kahne (i) 30.121 0.000 31.471 -0.946 3
Eliminated From Round 2
13 13 Cameron Hayley # 30.500 0.000 Eliminated 0.000 2
14 92 David Gilliland (i) 30.481 0.000 Eliminated 0.000 2
15 33 Brandon Jones # 30.336 0.000 Eliminated 0.000 2
16 8 Joe Nemechek 30.522 0.000 Eliminated 0.000 4
17 17 Timothy Peters 30.401 0.000 Eliminated 0.000 2
18 23 Spencer Gallagher # 30.077 0.000 Eliminated 0.000 2
19 98 Johnny Sauter 30.376 0.000 Eliminated 0.000 2
20 02 Tyler Young 30.779 0.000 Eliminated 0.000 2
21 15 Mason Mingus 30.620 0.000 Eliminated 0.000 3
22 54 Justin Boston # 30.210 0.000 Eliminated 0.000 2
23 63 Tyler Tanner 30.674 0.000 Eliminated 0.000 1
24 36 Justin Jennings 30.770 0.000 Eliminated 0.000 1
Eliminated From Round 1
25 45 BJ McLeod 30.965 Eliminated -0.195 2
26 75 Caleb Holman 31.025 Eliminated -0.060 4
27 74 Jordan Anderson 31.033 Eliminated -0.008 1
28 94 Wendell Chavous # 31.139 Eliminated -0.106 4
29 1 Kyle Fowler (i) 31.199 Eliminated -0.060 1
30 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb 31.240 Eliminated -0.041 1
31 50 Travis Kvapil 31.403 Eliminated -0.163 4
32 6 Norm Benning 35.252 Eliminated -3.849 1
Did Not Qualify
33 86 Brandon Brown 31.086 Eliminated 4.166 7
34 28 Ryan Ellis (i) 31.458 Eliminated -0.372 3
35 40 Todd Peck 31.499 Eliminated -0.041 2

# – Rookie
(i) Ineligible for Driver Points in this Series

 

 

 

Kasey Kahne tops charts in first Truck Series practice in Charlotte

cd0ymzcznguwzdbhnduynddiytjhm2yyzthlmtjjotqwyyznpwe2nmu4n2nlmdixy2q4ogrkowjiztk1zdu4nwnlmzu5Early Thursday evening at Charlotte Motors Speedway (CMS), Kasey Kahne – with a lap speed of 180.258 MPH – was fastest during the first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) NC Education Lottery 200 practice session.

Joe Nemechek was second fastest in the session with a lap speed of 179.856 MPH, and he was followed by series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidates, Daniel Hemric (179.581 MPH) Spencer Gallagher (179.485) and Justin Boston (179.313) were third, fourth and fifth fastest respectively.

Another ROTY candidate, Erik Jones (179.152) was sixth fastest, while Scott Lagasse Jr. (179.099) was seventh, ROTY candidate Brandon Jones (178.672) eighth, Tyler Reddick (178.571) ninth and Brad Keselowski (178.501) posting the 10th fastest lap speed.

Final (“Happy Hour”) practice will be held later this evening from 7:00 p.m. – 8:55 p.m. (ET – On FOX Sports 1), and then on Friday at 5:45 p.m. (ET – On FOX Sports 1) the teams will qualify to determine the starting lineup for that evening’s race. At Charlotte, the current series qualifying track record speed of 183.773 MPH, was set by Kyle Busch last year on May 16th.

The 13th annual North Carolina Education Lottery 200 is scheduled to get underway on Friday night at approximately 8:50 p.m. (ET), with television coverage provided by FOX Sports 1.

North Carolina Education Lottery 200 First Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind # Laps
1 00 Kasey Kahne (i) 180.258 29.957 Leader 21
2 8 Joe Nemechek 179.856 30.024 -0.067 17
3 14 Daniel Hemric # 179.581 30.070 -0.113 33
4 23 Spencer Gallagher # 179.485 30.086 -0.129 21
5 54 Justin Boston # 179.313 30.115 -0.158 32
6 4 Erik Jones # 179.152 30.142 -0.185 36
7 31 Scott Lagasse Jr. 179.099 30.151 -0.194 30
8 33 Brandon Jones # 176.672 30.223 -0.266 34
9 19 Tyler Reddick 178.571 30.240 -0.283 24
10 29 Brad Keselowski (i) 178.501 30.252 -0.295 24
11 51 Matt Tifft 178.265 30.292 -0.335 39
12 13 Cameron Hayley # 177.895 30.355 -0.398 26
13 88 Matt Crafton 177.626 30.401 -0.444 16
14 92 David Gilliland (i) 177.328 30.452 -0.495 10
15 05 John Wes Townley 177.270 30.462 -0.505 35
16 98 Johnny Sauter 177.165 30.480 -0.523 24
17 15 Mason Mingus 177.038 30.502 -0.545 40
18 17 Timothy Peters 176.962 30.515 -0.558 32
19 75 Caleb Holman 176.148 30.656 -0.699 22
20 11 Ben Kennedy 175.001 30.857 -0.900 35
21 86 Brandon Brown 173.449 31.133 -1.176 29
22 02 Tyler Young 173.232 31.172 -1.215 23
23 94 Wendell Chavous # 172.046 31.387 -1.430 12
24 63 Tyler Tanner 171.614 31.466 -1.509 15
25 45 BJ McLeod 171.461 31.494 -1.537 3
26 07 Ray Black Jr. # 171.396 31.506 -1.549 6
27 08 Korbin Forrester # 170.390 31.692 -1.735 21
28 40 Todd Peck 170.347 31.700 -1.743 18
29 1 Kyle Fowler (i) 169.131 31.928 -1.971 5
30 36 Justin Jennings 169.009 31.951 -1.994 3
31 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb 168.703 32.009 -2.052 4
32 50 Travis Kvapil 168.366 32.073 -2.116 3
33 74 Jordan Anderson 168.319 32.082 -2.125 11
34 28 Ryan Ellis (i) 166.893 32.356 -2.399 8
35 6 Norm Benning 156.042 34.606 -4.649 5

# – Rookie
(i) Ineligible for Driver Points in this Series

 

 

 

Joey Logano earns fourth pole of season, first at Kansas

CEha0CKWIAA2vs8Joey Logano, with a qualifying lap speed of 192.397 MPH, captured the pole Friday night at Kansas Speedway for tomorrow night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) SpongeBob SquarePants 400.

This was Logano’s fourth series pole and ninth top-10 start in the 2015 season, his 12th series career pole and his first series pole at Kansas Speedway,

Sharing the front row with Logano to start second with a qualifying lap speed of 191.911 MPH will be Kasey Kahne; followed by Brad Keselowski (191.857 MPH) starting third, Martin Truex Jr. (191.782) fourth and Carl Edwards (191.578) starts fifth.

The reigning series champion and current points leader, Kevin Harvick (191.299 MPH) will start sixth, while Greg Biffle (191.015) starts seventh, Kurt Busch (190.853) eighth, Jamie McMurray (190.228) ninth and Kyle Larson (190.154) rounds out the top-10 starting positions.

Failing to make the starting lineup was Brendan Gaughan.

Weather permitting, the 5th annual SpongeBob SquarePants 400 is scheduled to get underway around 7:50 p.m. (ET) Saturday evening, and this night race will be televised by FOX Sports 1.

SpongeBob SquarePants 400 Qualifying Results
Pos. Car # Driver Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Gap
1 22 Joey Logano 28.139 28.251 28.067 Leader
2 5 Kasey Kahne 28.294 28.262 28.138 -0.071
3 2 Brad Keselowski 28.240 28.198 28.146 -0.008
4 78 Martin Truex Jr. 28.197 28.127 28.157 -0.011
5 19 Carl Edwards 28.075 28.146 28.187 -0.030
6 4 Kevin Harvick 28.201 28.234 28.228 -0.041
7 16 Greg Biffle 28.356 28.291 28.270 -0.042
8 41 Kurt Busch 28.262 28.296 28.294 -0.024
9 1 Jamie McMurray 28.149 28.218 28.387 -0.093
10 42 Kyle Larson 28.346 28.264 28.398 -0.011
11 24 Jeff Gordon 28.304 28.229 28.436 -0.038
12 18 Erik Jones (i) 28.218 28.248 28.490 -0.054
Eliminated From Round 2
13 11 Denny Hamlin 28.269 28.315 Eliminated -0.067
14 43 Aric Almirola 28.281 28.318 Eliminated -0.003
15 31 Ryan Newman 28.359 28.338 Eliminated -0.020
16 14 Tony Stewart 28.268 28.345 Eliminated -0.007
17 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 28.176 28.347 Eliminated -0.002
18 20 Matt Kenseth 28.328 28.350 Eliminated -0.003
19 48 Jimmie Johnson 28.296 28.379 Eliminated -0.029
20 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 28.340 28.387 Eliminated -0.008
21 15 Clint Bowyer 28.345 28.393 Eliminated -0.006
22 27 Paul Menard 28.439 28.414 Eliminated -0.021
23 55 David Ragan 28.445 28.457 Eliminated -0.043
24 13 Casey Mears 28.449 28.545 Eliminated -0.088
Eliminated From Round 1
25 51 Justin Allgaier 28.480 Eliminated -0.031
26 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 28.506 Eliminated -0.026
27 10 Danica Patrick 28.519 Eliminated -0.013
28 3 Austin Dillon 28.547 Eliminated -0.028
29 47 AJ Allmendinger 28.584 Eliminated -0.037
30 6 Trevor Bayne 28.586 Eliminated -0.002
31 95 Michael McDowell 28.586 Eliminated 0.000
32 33 Ty Dillon(i) 28.599 Eliminated -0.013
33 26 Jeb Burton # 28.630 Eliminated -0.031
34 35 Cole Whitt 28.762 Eliminated -0.132
35 83 Matt Dibenedetto # 28.774 Eliminated -0.012
36 7 Alex Bowman 28.791 Eliminated -0.017
37 23 J.J. Yeley (i) 28.962 Eliminated -0.171
38 38 David Gilliland 28.971 Eliminated -0.009
39 34 Brett Moffitt # 28.976 Eliminated -0.005
40 98 Josh Wise 28.994 Eliminated -0.018
41 40 Landon Cassill (i) 29.167 Eliminated -0.173
42 32 Joey Gase(i) 29.181 Eliminated -0.014
43 46 Michael Annett 29.384 Eliminated -0.203
Did Not Qualify
44 62 Brendan Gaughan (i) 29.358 Eliminated 0.026

# – Rookie
(i) Ineligible for Driver Points in this Series 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Talladega newcomer Erik Jones is fastest in sole Xfinity practice

erik-jones-dega-xfinity-practice-2015-gettyIn the only practice session being held for Saturday’s NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) Winn-Dixie 300, it was Erik Jones – with a lap speed of 188.861 MPH – on Friday, posting the fastest lap around Talladega Superspeedway (TSS).

Series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidate, Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. and Ryan Reed both had the identical lap speed of 188.727 MPH, and were recorded second and third fastest respectively, while Regan Smith (188.086 MPH) was fourth and ROTY candidate Daniel Suarez (187.621) was fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 fastest drivers in the “Happy Hour” (final) practice were Kasey Kahne (187.141 MPH) who was sixth, Aric Almirola (187.053) seventh, John Wes Townley (187.017) eighth, Brian Scott (186.903) ninth and Chris Buescher (186.827) posting the 10th fastest lap speed.

According to the entry list, 45 drivers will be attempting to qualifying for Saturday’s 40-car race lineup; meaning that 5 of them will be heading home if they fail to start.

Qualifying to determine the starting lineup and pit stall selection for tomorrow’s event will be held that morning at 11:00 a.m. (ET – On FOX Sports 1), where the current series qualifying track record speed is 193.517 MPH – set by Joe Nemechek on April 26th, 1997.

The 24th annual Winn-Dixie 300 is scheduled to get underway around 3:20 p.m. (ET) Saturday afternoon, and FOX (not FOX Sports 1 or 2) will provide television coverage of the race.

Winn-Dixie 300 Final Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind # Laps
1 20 Erik Jones(i) 188.861 50.704 Leader 19
2 6 Darrell Wallace Jr # 188.727 50.740 -0.036 21
3 16 Ryan Reed 180.727 50.740 -0.036 20
4 7 Regan Smith 188.086 50.913 -0.209 23
5 18 Daniel Suarez # 187.621 51.039 -0.335 23
6 88 Kasey Kahne (i) 187.141 51.170 -0.466 18
7 98 Aric Almirola (i) 187.053 51.194 -0.490 35
8 25 John Wes Townley (i) 187.017 51.204 -0.500 41
9 2 Brian Scott 186.903 51.235 -0.531 19
10 60 Chris Buescher 186.827 51.256 -0.552 26
11 62 Brendan Gaughan 186.758 51.275 -0.571 12
12 28 J.J. Yeley 186.362 51.384 -0.680 17
13 1 Elliot Sadler 186.180 51.434 -0.783 18
14 42 Brennan Poole 185.989 51.487 -0.801 33
15 9 Chase Elliott 185.924 51.505 -0.807 14
16 43 Dakoda Armstrong 185.902 51.511 -0.809 29
17 54 Boris Said 185.895 51.513 -0.829 23
18 55 Jeffrey Earnhardt 185.823 51.533 -0.881 20
19 24 Eric McClure 185.635 51.585 -0.956 17
20 22 Joey Logano(i) 185.366 51.660 -1.044 21
21 26 Kenny Wallace 185.051 51.748 -2.022 21
22 8 Blake Koch 181.618 52.726 -2.026 33
23 14 Cale Conley # 181.604 52.730 -2.029 26
24 51 Jeremy Clements 181.594 52.733 -0.043 28
25 44 David Starr 181.446 52.776 -2.240 25
26 3 Ty Dillon 181.069 52.886 -2.743 23
27 33 Austin Dillon(i) 180.870 52.944 -2.804 23
28 90 Mario Gosselin 179.168 53.447 -2.805 15
29 13 Mark Thompson 178.964 53.508 -2.930 24
30 17 Benny Gordon 178.961 53.509 -3.512 25
31 35 Chris Cockrum 178.543 53.634 -3.520 29
32 84 Chad Boat 176.627 54.216 -3.544 21
33 39 Ryan Sieg 176.601 54.224 -3.697 20
34 19 Mike Bliss 176.523 54.248 -3.719 12
35 85 Bobby Gerhart 176.026 54.401 -3.779 26
36 40 Derek White 175.955 54.423 -3.719 12
37 10 Jeff Green 175.761 54.483 -3.779 17
38 01 Landon Cassill 175.080 54.695 -3.991 6
39 97 Peyton Sellers 174.499 54.877 -4.173 13
40 0 Harrison Rhodes 174.328 54.931 -4.227 8
41 70 Derrike Cope 174.258 54.953 -4.249 18
42 74 Mike Harmon 173.945 55.052 -4.348 17
43 4 Ross Chastain # 173.929 55.057 -4.353 7
44 52 Joey Gase 173.724 55.122 -4.418 10
45 15 Carlos Contreras 172.864 55.396 -4.692 23

# – Rookie
(i) Ineligible for Driver Points in this Series

Best 10 Consecutive Lap Average
Pos Car Driver From Lap To Lap Avg. Speed Gap
1 60 Chris Buescher 8 17 179.246 Leader
2 25 John Wes Townley (i) 14 23 169.106 -10.140
3 13 Mark Thompson 9 18 162.614 -16.632
Car must run 10 consecutive laps on track to be included in the above chart.

 

 

Kasey Kahne is fastest in final Sprint Cup practice at Richmond

kasey-kahne-3During the final NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Toyota Owner 400 practice session on Friday, it was Kasey Kahne – with a lap speed of 126.357 MPH- showing the fastest way around Richmond International Raceway (RIR).

Greg Biffle, with a lap speed of 126.162 MPH was second fastest, and he was followed by Carl Edwards (126.027 MPH) who was third, Jamie McMurray (125.851) fourth and Denny Hamlin (125.839) was fifth

Rounding out the top-10 fastest drivers in the “Happy Hour” (final) practice were Martin Truex Jr. (125.780 MPH) who was sixth, Landon Cassill (125.652) seventh, series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) contender, Brett Moffitt (125.576) eighth, David Gilliland (125.441) ninth and Jimmie Johnson (125.406) posting 10th.

This evening the teams will return to the track for qualifying to determine the starting lineup at 5:45 p.m. (ET – On FOX Sports 1), and Jeff Gordon currently holds the series qualifying track record at RIR with a speed of 130.599 MPH, which he set on September 9th, 2013.

Weather permitting (70% chance of rain at the time of posting), the 61st annual Toyota Owners 400 is scheduled to get started approximately at 7:20 p.m. (ET) Saturday night, and FOX will provide television coverage of the race.

Toyota Owners 400 Final Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind # Laps
1 5 Kasey Kahne 126.357 21.368 Leader 46
2 16 Greg Biffle 126.162 21.401 -0.033 33
3 19 Carl Edwards 126.027 21.424 -0.056 38
4 1 Jamie McMurray 125.851 21.454 -0.086 45
5 11 Denny Hamlin 125.839 24.456 -3.088 44
6 78 Martin Truex Jr. 125.780 24.466 -3.098 36
7 40 Landon Cassill (i) 125.652 24.488 -3.120 56
8 55 Brett Moffitt # 125.576 24.501 -3.133 54
9 38 David Gilliland 125.441 21.524 -0.156 28
10 48 Jimmie Johnson 125.406 21.530 -0.162 14
11 41 Kurt Busch 125.360 21.538 -0.170 60
12 24 Jeff Gordon 125.337 21.542 -0.174 43
13 22 Joey Logano 125.296 21.549 -0.181 42
14 3 Austin Dillon 125.104 21.582 -0.214 58
15 2 Brad Keselowski 125.012 21.598 -0.230 39
16 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 124.936 21.611 -0.243 50
17 15 Clint Bowyer 124.902 21.617 -0.249 31
18 18 David Ragan 124.752 21.643 -0.275 60
19 27 Paul Menard 124.717 21.649 -0.281 58
20 4 Kevin Harvick 124.579 21.673 -0.305 41
21 42 Kyle Larson 124.573 21.674 -0.306 21
22 98 Josh Wise 124.487 21.689 -0.321 12
23 31 Ryan Newman 124.476 21.691 -0.323 68
24 20 Matt Kenseth 124.453 21.695 -0.327 43
25 51 Justin Allgaier 124.349 21.713 -0.345 44
26 14 Tony Stewart 124.252 21.730 -0.362 60
27 25 Chase Elliott* (i) 124.189 21.741 -0.373 44
28 47 AJ Allmendinger 124.172 21.744 -0.376 25
29 13 Casey Mears 124.007 21.773 -0.405 20
30 46 Michael Annett 123.995 21.775 -0.407 53
31 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 123.984 21.777 -0.409 43
32 35 Cole Whitt 123.950 21.783 -0.415 31
33 6 Trevor Bayne 123.836 21.803 -0.435 40
34 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 123.785 21.812 -0.444 95
35 34 Reed Sorenson 123.745 21.819 -0.451 44
36 10 Danica Patrick 123.666 21.833 -0.465 35
37 43 Aric Almirola 123.525 21.858 -0.490 47
38 83 Matt Dibenedetto 123.434 21.874 -0.506 16
39 26 Jeb Burton # 123.395 21.881 -0.513 27
40 7 Alex Bowman 123.344 21.890 -0.522 50
41 33 Alex Kennedy 122.794 21.988 -0.620 49
42 62 Brendan Gaughan* (i) 122.605 22.022 -0.654 16
43 32 Joey Gase(i) 121.764 22.174 -0.806 58
44 23 J.J. Yeley (i) 121.578 22.208 -0.840 24
45 30 Jeff Green (i) 120.005 22.499 -1.131 2

# – Rookie
* – Required to qualify by speed
(i) – Ineligible for Driver Points in this Series

 

 

 

 

 

Kasey Kahne squeezes past Dale Earnhardt Jr. for fastest in Friday Sprint Cup practice at Bristol

57th Annual Daytona 500 - PracticeKasey Kahne, on Friday – with a lap speed of 128.168 MPH – was the quickest during the first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) practice session for Sunday’s Food City 500 in Support of Steve Byrnes and Stand Up to Cancer at Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS).

Second quickest with a lap speed of 128.159 MPH was Kahne’s fellow Hendrick Motorsports teammate, Dale Earnhardt Jr., and they were followed by Brad Keselowski (127.971 MPH) who was third, Carl Edwards (127.554) fourth and David Ragan (127.546) was fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 quickest drivers in the session were Justin Allgaier (127.503 MPH) who was sixth, while Joey Logano and Ryan Newman (with the identical lap speed of 127.495 MPH) were seventh and eighth quickest respectively, Jamie McMurray (127.410) ninth and Austin Dillon (127.385 – Note: Michael McDowell also had the identical lap speed) posting 10th.

Qualifying to determine Sunday’s starting lineup will be held later today at 4:45 p.m. (ET – On FOX Sports 1), and the current series qualifying track record at Bristol is 131.362 MPH, which was set by Kevin Harvick last August (08/23/14).

On Saturday, the series will have two more practice sessions beginning with a early morning session (8:30 a.m – 9:25 a.m. ET – On FOX Sports 1), and then their final (“Happy Hour”) practice later that morning/early afternoon (11:30 a.m. – 12:25 p.m. ET – On FOX Sports 1).

The 55th annual Food City 500 in Support of Steve Byrnes and Stand Up To Cancer is scheduled to get underway around 1:20 p.m. (ET) Sunday afternoon, and FOX will provide television coverage of the event.

Food City 500 In Support Of Steve Byrnes And Stand Up To Cancer First Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind # Laps
1 5 Kasey Kahne 128.168 14.971 Leader 38
2 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 128.159 14.972 -0.001 52
3 2 Brad Keselowski 127.971 14.994 -0.023 41
4 19 Carl Edwards 127.554 15.043 -0.072 36
5 18 David Ragan 127.546 15.044 -0.073 44
6 51 Justin Allgaier 127.503 15.049 -0.078 43
7 22 Joey Logano 127.495 15.050 -0.079 33
8 31 Ryan Newman 127.495 15.050 -0.079 45
9 1 Jamie McMurray 127.410 15.060 -0.089 33
10 3 Austin Dillon 127.385 15.063 -0.092 46
11 95 Michael McDowell 127.385 15.063 -0.092 27
12 4 Kevin Harvick 127.292 15.074 -0.103 29
13 24 Jeff Gordon 127.165 15.089 -0.118 33
14 42 Kyle Larson 127.031 15.105 -0.134 45
15 20 Matt Kenseth 126.980 15.111 -0.140 42
16 41 Kurt Busch 126.938 15.116 -0.145 29
17 16 Greg Biffle 126.829 15.129 -0.158 35
18 27 Paul Menard 126.745 15.139 -0.168 51
19 47 AJ Allmendinger 126.695 15.145 -0.174 38
20 40 Landon Cassill (i) 126.695 15.145 -0.174 43
21 78 Martin Truex Jr. 126.537 15.164 -0.193 36
22 11 Denny Hamlin 126.537 15.164 -0.193 30
23 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 126.528 15.165 -0.194 34
24 7 Alex Bowman 126.478 15.171 -0.200 21
25 15 Clint Bowyer 126.395 15.181 -0.210 27
26 55 Brett Moffitt # 126.303 15.192 -0.221 57
27 46 Michael Annett 126.278 15.195 -0.224 60
28 26 Jeb Burton # 126.270 15.196 -0.225 36
29 43 Aric Almirola 126.121 15.214 -0.243 38
30 98 Josh Wise 126.088 15.218 -0.247 19
31 83 Matt Dibenedetto 126.030 15.225 -0.254 14
32 38 David Gilliland 125.922 15.238 -0.267 38
33 48 Jimmie Johnson 125.889 15.242 -0.271 20
34 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 125.881 15.243 -0.272 41
35 14 Tony Stewart 125.650 15.271 -0.300 65
36 13 Casey Mears 125.559 15.282 -0.311 47
37 6 Trevor Bayne 125.412 15.300 -0.329 34
38 10 Danica Patrick 125.363 15.306 -0.335 53
39 34 Chris Buescher (i) 125.264 15.318 -0.347 41
40 32 Mike Bliss(i) 124.768 15.379 -0.408 22
41 35 Cole Whitt 124.703 15.387 -0.416 24
42 23 J.J. Yeley (i) 124.210 15.448 -0.477 24
43 30 Ron Hornaday* 123.698 15.512 -0.541 23
44 33 Alex Kennedy 123.650 15.518 -0.547 59
45 62 Brendan Gaughan* (i) 122.835 15.621 -0.650 17

# – Rookie
* – Required to qualify by speed
(i) Ineligible for Driver Points in this Series